Manhattan College Moves Up in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

The College is cited for its programs in engineering, business and with student veterans.

Students studying in Kelly CommonsManhattan College continues to be recognized for the value it provides to students.

In the latest rankings report issued by U.S. News and World Report, Manhattan placed at No. 13 among 179 colleges and universities in the Regional Universities - North category. It is the fourth consecutive year that Manhattan College has been ranked in the top 15 of that category, and the 13th consecutive year that it has placed in the top 20.

Manhattan College was also recognized among the top performers in social mobility, a new category that was included in this year’s report. That continues a trend of national outlets highlighting the power of a Manhattan College education.

In August, Manhattan was named the most transformative college in the country by MONEY, citing Manhattan’s “proven ability to change the lives of its students.”

Manhattan’s undergraduate programs in its School of Engineering and the O’Malley School of Business also received recognition. Notably, Manhattan was tied for 38th nationwide in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs category, at schools where a doctorate is not offered.

And Manhattan College’s commitment to student veterans was once again noted by U.S. News. The College was ranked 7th of 53 colleges among Regional Universities - North for Best Colleges for Veterans.

To place each school in its ranking, U.S. News strictly maps its categories to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's Basic Classification system. The U.S. Department of Education and many higher education associations use the Carnegie system to organize or label their data, among other uses. In short, the Carnegie categories are the accepted standard in U.S. higher education. 

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By Pete McHugh